Mascarpone Cheesecake

mascarpone cheescake

Mascarpone Cheesecake

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Mascarpone cheesecake is a traditional Italian dessert. It's rich, creamy, and made with eggs and cream cheese for a decadent treat.
Servings: 8
Calories: 438

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 1/2 oz ginger biscuits cookies, crushed
  • 1 oz stem ginger candied, chopped
  • 1 lb 2 oz mascarpone cheese
  • finely grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 1/2 oz caster superfine sugar
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • fruit coulis to serve

Instructions

  • Grease and line the base of a 25 cm/10 inch spring-form cake tin (pan) or loose-bottomed tin (pan).
  • Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the crushed biscuits (cookies) and chopped ginger. Use the mixture to line the tin (pan), pressing the mixture about 6 mm (1/4 inch) up the sides.
  • Beat together the cheese, lemon rind and juice, sugar and egg yolks until quite smooth.
  • Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff and fold into the cheese and lemon mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven, at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4, for 35 - 45 minutes until just set. Don't worry if it cracks or sinks - this is quite normal.
  • Leave the cheesecake in the tin (pan) to cool. Serve with fruit coulis.
  • Fruit coulis can be made by cooking 400 g (14 oz) fruit, such as blueberries, for 5 minutes with 2 tablespoons of water. Sieve the mixture, then stir in 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) of sifted icing (confectioners') sugar. Leave to cool before serving.
Calories: 438 kcal
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 33g
Saturated Fat: 19 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 107 mg
Sodium: 150 mg
Potassium: 50 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 15 g
Vitamin A: 936 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 94 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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